- Published: Monday, 06 January 2020 11:26
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking U.S. freight railroads to review their air brake and train handling instructions for end-of-train devices following a fatal October 2018 accident involving two trains near Granite Canyon, Wyoming." data-reactid="18" style="margin: 0.8em 0px 0px; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking U.S. freight railroads to review their air brake and train handling instructions for end-of-train devices following a fatal October 2018 accident involving two Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) trains near Granite Canyon, Wyoming.
The NTSB is still trying to determine the cause of the Oct. 4, 2018, accident in which an eastbound UNP train collided with the rear of a stationary train.
The NTSB laid out the following guidelines for the Class I railroads: to review and issue guidance for the inspection of end-of-railcar air hose configurations to ensure those configurations match their intended design and to review and revise the air brake and train handling instructions for grade operations and two-way end-of-train devices.
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